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Parallel Worlds: Where Art & Archaeology Collide

by Sophie Cullen on Aug 12, 2015 in Lifestyle
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Rudi Hartono
 - Detail of Abstraksi Figure #1 (2011)
Black Obsidian


Rudi Hartono
 - Detail of Abstraksi Figure #1 (2011) Black Obsidian


Hongkong Land collaborates with Bandung Geology Museum of Indonesia to present Parallel Worlds: Where Art & Archaeology Collide

Running from September 1 in The Rotunda at Exchange Square, this exhibition brings large scale fossil reproductions as well as photography and sculptures by Indonesian artists to Hong Kong. Interweaving narrative from the past and present, the 21 exhibits cover a number of geologic periods and seek to communicate the connection between the seemingly diverse disciplines.

Elephas Hysudrindicus / The Blora Elephant (replica)

Elephas Hysudrindicus / The Blora Elephant (replica)

One of the key highlights of the exhibition is the replica of a head fossil of monolithic elephant, known as the Blora Elephant, which is estimated to be 165,000 years old.  Concurrently a replica of an important ammonite fossil dating back to 161.2 to 145.5 million years ago, a period when dinosaurs were the dominant land animal, will also be on display.  These archaeological discoveries have, in their own right, provided significant contributions to the world of science, impacting the study of evolutionary biology, paleontology, anthropology and beyond. 

Kinez Riza - Sectional #2782, Kelimutu Volcanic Crater (2014) Archival Pigment Print

Kinez Riza – Sectional #2782, Kelimutu Volcanic Crater (2014)
Archival Pigment Print

Indonesian artists Kinez Riza and Rudi Hartono have created artworks derived from their responses to these significant archaeological findings which appear alongside the artifacts. Riza explores the ‘origin theory’ through her photographic series, while Hartono has created a selection of rock sculptures from precious gemstones. Parallel Worlds invites audiences on a contemplative journey of education, enquiry and enjoyment by bringing rare archaeological findings and Indonesian art to Hong Kong.

 

Details

Venue: The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong
Date: 1 September –18 September, 2015

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